#CoverReveal: Grayghost by Tamara Grantham #Giveaway @XpressoTours

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Hello Everyone! Today is the cover reveal for Grayghost by Tamara Grantham, organized by Xpresso Book Tours.

BOOK DETAILS:

 Grayghost by Tamara Grantham (Fairy World MD., #7)
 
Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing
 
Publication date: February 26th 2018
 
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Synopsis:

The final installment in the epic Fairy World MD series by Tamara Grantham.
It’s been four years since Olive Kennedy sealed the portals between Earth and Faythander. Four years that she’s been living on Earth, working as a consultant to the Houston PD. It helps keep her mind off other things—like being separated from her husband and her dragon king stepfather.

Her ex, Brent Sanchez, works with her on the police force and helps her solve crimes. His friendship is a comfort—but also a reminder of what she’s missing. Everything changes when Olive discovers a broken mirror at a murder scene. It contains magic, and although it shouldn’t exist, it could be used as a portal to Faythander. Dark forces are at work, and the one person she wants by her side to help her is literally a world away. Olive will stop at nothing to solve the murder and return to the only place she calls home.

New from award-winning author Tamara Grantham, Grayghost is the thrilling conclusion to the best-selling fantasy series Fairy World MD.

 
Purchase previous books in the series: https://www.amazon.com/Fairy-World-MD-6-Book/dp/B06VYC8VNY/
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AUTHOR BIO:

TamaraTamara Grantham is the award-winning author of more than half a dozen books and novellas, including the Olive Kennedy: Fairy World MD series and the Shine novellas. Dreamthief, the first book of her Fairy World MD series, won first place for fantasy in INDIEFAB’S Book of the Year Awards, a RONE award for best New Adult Romance of 2016, and is a #1 bestseller on Amazon in both the Mythology and Fairy Tales categories with over 100 reviews.
Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has been a featured speaker at the Rose State Writing Conference and has been a panelist at Comic Con Wizard World speaking on the topic of female leads. For her first published project, she collaborated with New York-Times bestselling author, William Bernhardt, in writing the Shine series.
Born and raised in Texas, Tamara now lives with her husband and five children in Wichita, Kansas. She rarely has any free time, but when the stars align and she gets a moment to relax, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, taking nature walks, which fuel her inspiration for creating fantastical worlds, and watching every Star Wars or Star Trek movie ever made.
You can find her online at www.TamaraGranthamBooks.com.
 

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Giveaway:

The publisher is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the reveal.
 

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Now the Cover….

 

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#CoverReveal: Widow of Papina by Katie Hamstead @XpressoTours

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Today is the cover reveal for Widow of Papina by Katie Hamstead, organized by Xpresso Book Tours.

BOOK DETAILS:

Widow of Papina by Katie Hamstead
 
Published by: Soul Mate Publishing
 
Publication date: December 2017
 
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romance

Synopsis:

Forrest and Braydon Miller moved to the small town of Papina to follow their dreams and start a family. Braydon loves her new life in the quiet town, kept alive by the prestigious boarding school overlooking the valley. She is so proud of her husband’s work, helping the teens on the reservation.

Until one day, Forrest doesn’t come home.

Scandal spreads when it’s discovered that one of the teenagers is missing, too. But, Braydon refuses to believe her husband would leave her. When the teen is found, she isn’t talking–literally.

While Braydon’s heart is breaking, she must hold her crumbling life together, raise her son, trust in the Sheriff’s loyal, and ever-growing devotion, and find a way to love the MUTE teenager enough to discover the truth of what happened to her husband.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36641735-widow-of-papina


AUTHOR BIO:

Katie.jpgBorn and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
 
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

Now the cover………..

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I loved that eye in cover and blurb is interesting too. What do you think about the cover and book? Share your thoughts in the comment-box below.

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And a Sixpence for Luck by Lilac Mills #BlogTour #Review #Giveaway @LilacMills @NeverlandBT

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I’m glad to be a part of blog tour for ‘And a Sixpence for Luck’. Many thanks to author and Neverland Blog Tours for giving me a chance to read this wonderful book. Check out my review below and giveaway as well, I’m sure you don’t want to miss it.

Published: September 30th 2017 by Lilac Tree Books

Read Date: November 2017

Pages: 270

Stars: 5/5

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Blurb:

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Daisy Jones has hit rock bottom. Or so she believes.

A cheating boyfriend, trouble at work, having to move back in with her mother, and being forced to compare her brother’s loved-up, newly-wed status and brand-new shiny house with her own dire lack of prospects, isn’t what she imagined her life was going to be like at thirty. To top it all off, Christmas is just around the corner!

Daisy, bless her, thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, but when her ancient great-grandmother persuades her to plant a silver sixpence in the Christmas pud for luck, Daisy is about to discover that they most definitely can.


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It was character driven book set in London. This was a funny, gripping holiday themed Romcom, narrated by main character Daisy and revolve around her life at age 30, struggling to buy a house and finding a man who can love her just like she does. But looking at family history, women of her house never had a luck with men. A sixpence given by great granny for luck was just another thing added a series of bad luck to her life.

What I liked-

Everything!!! This was my first holiday themed chick-lit and now I’m thinking why I haven’t read more of such books. Setting, witty characters, and holiday theme was perfect blend and writing was great, easy to follow with perfect pace. Who can think a sixpence, an object, can create such a fuss and drama in someone’s life! It was very creative and fabulous concept. I’m so surely going to read more books by this author.

All characters felt so real and relatable. A mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a saint sibling living Daisy’s dream life and giggly sister-in-law made awesome comedy drama in book. This book was so funny, I was giggling throughout the book like Zoe (I’m not vacant, of course). Most hilarious scene was the one when she caught her boyfriend with another man.

Three old biddies were the charm of the book. I don’t think I have laughed more if author haven’t included them in this drama. I loved four ladies and their bickering. It was fun to see four generation women in one book under one roof. Daisy’s voice, monologue was just plus element to this romcom.

“Three adult women in one house, and all related to each other? It was a recipe for disaster.”

Daisy’s nature was so good. Though her family was annoying and never miss a chance to pull her leg, she never voiced her thoughts and I liked her easily forgiving nature. She had habit of jumping to conclusion and not giving credit to herself that made me do forehead smack few times in the book. But I just loved this character, she was damn funny.

Zoe was so lovely. Initially this character was hidden behind main character and other ladies of the house but the way her character was written I knew she is going to play a nice important role later. She was very supportive to Daisy and her well wisher. I will give anything to have such sister-in-law. 😉

Romance between Daisy and Noah Hartley was cute and adorable. Noah was funniest doctor I ever read. This dude had a habit of jumping to wrong conclusions and I loved those scenes in the book. He was so romantic and I loved his style of dating, such an amazing guy and perfect for Daisy.

“If the connection is there, then time is immaterial. You can fall in love in a heartbeat, or you can be with the same person for years and not experience true love.”

Climax was unexpected. I couldn’t guess the surprise when he took her to his home. The end was sweet feel good type and epilogue was even sweeter. I wished this book never ended.

Overall, I simply loved this book. This was kind of book you can go blindly and never regret for picking. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for light refreshing read with holiday theme.


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Author photo.jpgLilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!

She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun…

When she isn’t hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say “borrowing”) her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.

Website: www.lilacmills.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lilacmills

Facebook:  https://en-gb.facebook.com/LilacMills/


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Purchase links:

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0752XTPHB

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0752XTPHB

Giveaway:

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Prize: Signed copy of the book and a silver sixpence necklace

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31 Miles: Can we ever win against ourselves? by Vinita Bakshi

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Published: November 1st 2016 by Rupa Publications India

Read Date: November 27th 2017

Pages: 234

Stars: 4.5/5

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Mansa has the perfect family life—a husband, two daughters and a big house. But she feels that something is missing. After shifting to a major city, she decides to take the reins of her life in her own hands, she decides to step out and seek a career.

While enjoying the new-found freedom and confidence, she completely immerses herself in her work and her new life. Till one fateful day when she finds herself embroiled in a passionate affair—with an online lover. And then everything falls apart!

31 Miles is the story of a woman who rediscovers herself after marriage, and works towards self-emancipation. Will she give it all up for the elusive mirage created by the stranger? What turn will her life take next?


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31 Miles was third person narrative about life story of Mansa, a happily married woman who actually started living her life in middle age. It was story about a woman coming out of her  caring family and housewife life, spreading her wings in the world totally different from her conservative and conventionally moral mind, and about her love with a stranger, living miles away, whom she meets online.

The story was about the transformation of Mansa, finding her true self and identity, being independent, finding a love, experiencing a relationship and going through bundle of emotions- joy, guilt, heartbreak, grief. This character went through all kind of emotional stages at middle age, that normal person experiences in youth. All these made story and her life so damn complex. And then there was also a mystery of Karmic cycle.

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Mansa– Main character- she was beautiful, health conscious lady with caring rich husband and two young daughters. She was great housewife and very perfect wife and mother, energetic and always looking for some activity. She was so creative and smart. I admired her for leading a successful Abhimansa enterprise. But she was naïve when it came to her relationship with Rajan, I didn’t like her for putting the things on back seat for him that gave her identity.

Rajan– a stranger Mansa fell in love – He was such an egoistic guy. His way of talking clearly showed his interest in Mansa but the way he was treating her gave a different picture. I never liked him for that and I could see Mansa’s blindness for this guy. I don’t know how she could trust him, I found nothing in him to be trusted. Nothing was likable about him except his poetry.

Abhijit– Mansa’s husband- He was very practical and realistic guy who never believed in love but was so much caring, responsible, and understanding person. I just loved this guy for giving all privacy and freedom to Mansa and never doubting ever so slightly. There were few flaws but definitely lovable person.

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Writing was very beautiful and smooth. I loved that author gave thorough information on Mansa’s life. Right from her childhood, family love, school and college life to married life as well as Mansa’s nature, her thoughts on her relationship with Abhijit. Most beautiful of all was, all required explanation behind Mansa’s actions were given- what she wanted in her married life from Abhijit, what it lacked, why she fell in love even though it was not in her nature, why she was naïve or believed what Rajan said. The depth author went in narrating emotional ups and down of Mansa was remarkable. I came to know this character so deeply by the end of the book.

“Sometimes she thought that she had been a good daughter, sister, wife, mother, and daughter-in-law, but where was she in this multiplicity of roles? Had she been fair to herself? When and where did her youth go?”

Middle portion of the book, the time period of Mansa’s relationship with Rajan, more specifically chats, made book little slow and dragging, only thing about that portion that kept me going was pieces of Urdu poetry and my curiosity. I didn’t want to miss anything. It was also important portion of the book as it gave crystal clear picture of Rajan- regarding what he was and what he did, and where this relationship was going. Talking about poetry, it was wow! I liked that author translated all the poetry into English so that anyone can understand the couplets.

“Caught between the morality of marriage and what she believed to be her true love, she was going through personal hell of emotional crises.”

I was thinking why book was titled 31 Miles until Mansa went to Europe trip. After reading that portion it felt so appropriate. It was turning point of the book and from here on everything changed in her life. It was very touching part even though I felt like yelling at her and scold her for not being sensible.

“What use is a life if you had never loved, never had your heart broken, and never felt the pain, never felt alive? You might as well never live!”

I loved the way author connected everything to Karmic cycle. From the climax, book was very interesting with deep thoughts, whole explanation of Karmic cycle and how it related to story of Mansa, Rajan and Abhijt was fascinating. The end was sad and predictable because of the hint given in prologue, but I still hoped for different end. I am so happy that author has given a hint of sequel at the end. I’m so desperate to see what will happen in it.

All characters were realistic and story felt real, could have happened in anyone’s life. I loved this book for giving a new perspective.

I always believed somethings just happens in life beyond anyone’s control, and specifically feeling and even more specifically when that feeling is love. Love is very complex thing and it makes life complicated but no one can ever control or reason with it when it is true, even though third person’s view says it’s not true or however it appearing is wrong. Some love stories become successful, some teach a lesson or act as precursor. There’s no end of true feelings. All in all love knows no boundary or age or ties. It’s a feeling that can be experienced by anyone. There is always a reason you meet someone in life.  These thing were nicely said in this book.

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As I said I didn’t like that middle portion of the book, chatting and all. It made book little slow plus I never liked Rajan.

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Overall book was unique, brilliantly written characters and story with depth of emotion.


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Buy Here: Amazon.in / Amazon.com

*** Note: I received copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to author. I am glad I got a chance to read this book.***


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Henry Hodges Needs a Friend by Andy Andrews

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Hello Everyone! I hope you all are having fabulous weekend! Today’s Saturday Short Story is children’s fiction- Henry Hodges Needs a Friend by Andy Andrews, Illustrated by Colleen Madden.

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Published: March 3rd 2015 by Thomas Nelson

Read Date: November 25 2017

Stars: 5/5

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From the author of The Kid Who Changed the World, this hilarious rhyming story, complete with charming art, offers comfort to children who often feel left out or are in need of a good friend.

At some point, almost every child struggles with feeling like they don’t fit in or are left out–just like Henry Hodges. Henry is a lonely little boy on a lonely little street who longs for a friend. One day, his mother and father take him to a pet rescue shelter and his lonely world is changed! Told in a playful rhyme with adorable illustrations, this book will be a favorite among children and parents who love dogs and, ultimately, will comfort and encourage children who struggle with feeling accepted and finding friends.

Kids will want to read this whimsical and imaginative story again and again!


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Henry was such an adorable kid in the book. Story was narrated in rhymes about Henry Hodge who was very lonely and sad as he doesn’t like to play toys and never had friends. To make him happy his parents suggested to give him a pet as friend, a one-of-a-kind. I instantly like the story at this point. I loved his parent’s approach.

Little Henry made all different imaginary animal which gave the story humorous touch. I liked that one alliteration too, it was funny and cute. The list of imaginary animals can also act as exercise or lesson for children to correct wrong things in animals by right one and also to guess which animal Henry will chose as a pet. Illustrations were colorful and very creative including all the details that children would love to explore all the pages.

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Very base of the story was thoughtful and beautiful. As said in the blurb, at some point in life every child (in my opinion even adults) feels they are alone. They struggle to fit in the world around them and that can made them so depressed and sad. No one is always alone and without friend, God sends someone to everyone, a one-of-a-kind friend, and that can be animals as well.

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Overall, every child would love to read this book and it’s a perfect picture book that parents and teachers want for their children.


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Author: Andy Andrews

Buy Here: Amazon.com / Amazon.in

*** Note: I received a review copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Publisher and author. ***


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